Author Archives: nathanalbright

About nathanalbright

I'm a person with diverse interests who loves to read. If you want to know something about me, just ask.

Justify Myself

Yesterday afternoon I had the chance to listen to a young man from my local congregation give an excellent subject on the subject of friendship.  I have often tended to lament the difficulties I have found being friendly with those … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mongols, Huns & Vikings

Mongols, Huns & Vikings, by Hugh Kennedy One might not immediately see the contemporary relevance of exploring the history of the Huns, Arabs & Turks, Mongols, and Vikings, of which only the non-Muslim groups are included in the book’s title, likely … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dividing The Spoils

Dividing The Spoils:  The War For Alexander The Great’s Empire, by Robin Waterfield As someone who has read a great deal of the history about the Hellenistic era from one perspective or another [1], it is immensely pleasing to be … Continue reading

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We Run This Internet Village

Last night at about midnight I got a somewhat surprising message on social media from my mother, who is almost as much an insomniac at times as I am.  I was a bit surprised to see that she would stay … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bug Swamp’s Gold

Bug Swamp’s Gold, by Billie H. Wilson [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/WestBow Press in exchange for an honest review.] As someone who reads more than my fair share of memoirs [1], sometimes I wonder what … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bittersweet: A Savage Memoir

Bittersweet:  A Savage Memoir, by George M. Savage [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review.] There are quite a few puns related to the title of this memoir.  For … Continue reading

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Everyone Was Looking, But I Saw You First

It is not entirely without reason that the music industry has such a bad name for being populated by crooks and thieves and scoundrels.  In a variety of ways, whether through their songwriting, writing tell-all books, or even their dramatic … Continue reading

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Book Review: What They’ll Never Tell You About The Music Business

What They’ll Never Tell You About The Music Business:  The Complete Guide For Musicians, Songwriters, Producers, Managers, Industry Executives, Attorneys, Investors, And Accountants, by Peter M. Thall [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Watson-Guptill Publications … Continue reading

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Book Review: Who Did It First?: Great Pop Cover Songs And Their Original Artists

Who Did It First?:  Great Pop Cover Songs And Their Original Artists, by Bob Leszczak I would like to begin this review with a bit of an apology.  As a music historian with a popular series on artists not inducted … Continue reading

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To Which Office Do I Go To Get My Reputation Back?

Not long ago I finished reading a political memoir written by a controversial former Attorney General [1] who was at some pains to demonstrate his own integrity and honor, in the face of the controversy that had filled his days … Continue reading

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